Thursday, December 25, 2014

Jean-Gilles getting some of Andrews' snaps

On Sunday, Eagles coach Andy Reid said that starting right guard Stacy Andrews needed "to keep getting better" after his below-average performance Friday against the Bengals.

Jean-Gilles getting some of Andrews' snaps

On Sunday, Eagles coach Andy Reid said that starting right guard Stacy Andrews needed "to keep getting better" after his below-average performance Friday against the Bengals.

Apparently, Andrews hasn't gotten good enough in the last few days because Max Jean-Gilles took a few repetitions with the first team at right guard during Wednesday's practice. Jean-Gilles was also getting some snaps at left guard in place of Todd Herremans, who is returning from a foot injury.

The Eagles are practicing indoors to simulate crowd noise in preparation for Friday's game at Kansas City.

If Andrews and Jean-Gilles are to split snaps when the first team plays Friday, it won't be the first time. Andrews was penciled in as the starter for last season's opener. But when game time rolled around, he and Jean-Gilles split right guard duties. Eventually, Andrews was phased out and by the end of the season was inactive on game days.

In injury news, center/guard Nick Cole (knee), defensive end Juqua Parker (ankle), tight end Cornelius Ingram (calf) and kicker David Akers (heel) were missing from practice.

Reid will have an injury report after practice and will provide detailed information on how long the starters play against the Cheifs.

Check back for more.

 

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